Rope Yarn Sunday “Sea Stories” and Open Trackbacks

January 3rd, 2007 by xformed

A wee bit late for the sun passing over the yardarm, but here nonetheless….post your good stuff!

My sea story? In a word….Seabats. I know, you think I’m pulling your legs, but…RADM Bernsen has seen ’em….and so has this guy. Today is your day to tell me how you can connect the dots.

And when you have that assignment completed, tell me about your seabat experiences….

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8 responses about “Rope Yarn Sunday “Sea Stories” and Open Trackbacks”

  1. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    Seen ’em? Heck, Skippy-san and I *were* Seabats! 😉
    – SJS

  2. xformed said:

    Ok, SJS, you’ve added to the discussion, but how are those two guys above connected?

  3. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    Hmmm, Earnest Will + SOF + helos + mobile seabases…. Sounds an awful lot like LST’s and Seawolves from ‘nam (remember Jim Curtis?) 😉
    – SJS

  4. Right Truth said:

    Nancy Pelosi to undermine free speech

    It seems that the Nancy Pelosi plans to ‘ram through a new law that would seriously undermine free speech – and put restrictions on conservative groups and others who encourage ordinary citizens to directly deal with Congress.’ (hat tip Mind

  5. xformed said:

    Yes, that’s it. I picked up Night Stalkers from the new shelf the other night and checked to see if there was written “open source” data there about the Earnest Will Ops. I had two AH-58s aboard in 89-90. The prior trip, they had THREE! AH-6s, and all the pilots had flown in ‘Nam. I heard some great stories second hand.

    Looks like Durant’s new book has lots of details on TF 160. Should be a great read.

  6. sid said:

    Way Back When, in the Spring of ’87, I was enjoying an early-albeit temporary-retirement living on a sailboat in Pensacola.
    Gotta say, Pensacola Bay and environs are some of the finest waters on this planet, and why the USN has quit conducting seamanship training there is beyond me…but I digress…
    Anyway, I was out sailing one day while IX-514…
    http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=38562
    … was out doing quals. It was a beautiful, peaceful day and rising tensions in another Gulf-which I had recently left-were far, far away. Pretty typical stuff, TH-57s coming down from Whiting (from the direction of upper center part of that pic above), when I heard something completely different coming from the direction of the 3 mile bridge.
    Lo and behold, along come these black OH-6s moving at some speed and which commence deck landings abord the diminutive craft. There were several flights of them.
    Curious…curious indeed…

    Well anyway, it was just a few weeks later, that news of this came out….
    http://www.specialoperations.com/Operations/Prime_Chance/default.html

  7. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    ’twas always interesting for me wen I was Ike’s ‘gator to watch the “other guys” come out and do night/lights out DQ/refuel ops…not your usual cup o’tea 😉
    – SJS

  8. Skippy-san said:

    Another Hummer guy makes a living…….

    Bernsen was one of the first ever E-2 Flags…………..

    I’ve seen a lot of Seabats….drunk and in the bar! Sober and in the air! Take your pick. I’ve got my centurion patch on the “Ageless warrior” and my 1000 hours of Coral Sea rack time…………..

    90 days in port , 90 days at sea…the perfect cruise.

    Skippy-san

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